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One week out from surgery, trying to say where I am in recovery is… - House of Forgotten Thoughts

May. 3rd, 2016

08:25 pm

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One week out from surgery, trying to say where I am in recovery is like trying to summarize a baby animal growing up. Three phases a day sometimes. The last two days have starrrrted to settle down to more of a steady state, but I'm sure in retrospect they'll seem like part of the steep curve as well.

As the above is rather muddled, I'll try again to sum up: I'm recovering faster than I can conveniently describe. This is good.

I've been off heavy painkillers for two full days now and I'm settling into a projected long three weeks of wondering why I have to spend so much time holding still and napping when nothing really hurts much. And I don't have a uterus! This is great.

Doc called with the path report and said they removed 413 cubic centimeters of material. For reference, 1cc = 1ml and a "standard" uterus is 70-80 ccs. That's right, I had the equivalent of FIVE UTERUSES, or an under-poured pint, taking up space in my abdomen without paying rent.

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From:randomdreams
Date:May 4th, 2016 03:54 am (UTC)
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HOORAY evicting the uterus of doom! I'm very glad you're doing so well.
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From:jinian
Date:May 5th, 2016 03:08 am (UTC)
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Ooh, that's what my mom's was like. Mine was a more standard size, since I was having enough other trouble that I managed to convince them to yank it before the fibroids got huge. Congratulations on getting that sucker out of there!
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